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Personal Defense Training PDT -Chico | 2019

Azad’s Martial Arts Center is offering a series of self-defense classes for all adults in our community called Personal Defense Training (PDT).  PDT is entirely FREE* and open to the general public.  PDT is designed to make students more aware, prepared, and ready for any hostile situation anywhere. No prior experience is needed. PDT will address basic defense against common attacks including personal safety tips for men and women known as Safety Awareness Skills (SAS).


For 2019 sessions offered 4-times per year!

Next session stars in January!

*Pre-registration is required. For more information: or contact Azad’s Martial Arts Center at (530) 892-AZAD (2923) or 896-0777.


Stansbury Home Victorian Christmas | Nov 30, Dec 1-2

Nov 30, 6pm-9pm
Dec 1, 12pm-6pm
Dec 2, 1pm-4pm

Stansbury Home- 307 W 5th Street, Chico, California 95928

Santa - Entertainment - Spiced Cider, Cal Java Hot Tea and Homemade Cookies - Informal Home Tours - Orient & Flume Raffle


Stansbury Home Open for Tours Saturday & Sunday

location: 307 W. 5th Street, Chico (cross street Salem)
hours: 1:00pm-4:00pm
phone: 530 342-3037

Take a tour of the Stansbury Home and learn about one of Chico's most iconic families! We're open every Saturday and Sunday, 1:00pm-4:00pm
The Stansbury Home is a Victorian home built by Dr. Oscar Stansbury in 1883. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and in 1991 was listed as supporting the South Campus Historic District. While the home is now the property of The City of Chico, the Stansbury Home Preservation Association helps to fund and maintain the 19th century historic residence.
Donations of $5 per adult and $3 for children 12-and-under are requested.


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Chirstmas Tree Permit Sales -Butte Meadows/Almanor | Nov 1-Dec 21

Chirstmas Tree Permit Sales begin Thursday, November 1st through Friday Decemeber 21st

Mail-in requests must be received by Friday, December 7th

Permits may be purchased at:

Alamanor Ranger Station --- M-F 8:00-4:30

P.O. Box 767, 900 East Hwy 36, Chester, CA 96020 (530) 258-2141

Butte Meadow Work Center

Butte Meadows, CA 95942, No mail-in requests accepted

Plumas National Forest Christmas Tree Cutting Permits | Nov 1

  Avaliable November 1st at the following locations:


Supervisor's Office  M-F 8am - 4:30pm
159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 95971-6025
Tel: (530) 283-2050 Fax: (530) 283-7746 TTY: CRS711


Beckwourth Ranger District  M-F 8am - 4:30pm
23 Mohawk Hwy, PO Box 7, Blairsden, CA 96103
Tel: (530) 836-2575 Fax: (530) 836-0493


Challenge Visitor Center  Open Spring thru Fall
18050 Mulock Road, Challenge CA 95925
Tel: (530)-675-1146 Fax: (530)-675-1149


Feather River Ranger District  M-F 8am - 4:30pm
875 Mitchell Avenue, Oroville, CA 95965-4699
Tel: (530) 534-6500 Fax: (530) 532-1210


Mt. Hough Ranger District  M-F 8am - 4:30pm
39696 State Highway 70, Quincy, CA 95971
Tel: (530) 283-0555 Fax: (530) 283-1821


Greenville Work Center  8:00am-4:30pm, Thursday & Friday
128 Hot Springs Rd., Greenville, CA
Tel: (530) 284-7126


Butte College Giving Tree | Nov 9-Dec 24

Butte College Community Giving Tree Volunteers Needed!


This project supports many non-profit organizations in the North Valley and has been an Annual Community Project since 1988. Butte College has sponsered the project since 2001. The project starts on November 9th and continues through December 24th.


Volunteers are needed to sit at the Butte College Community Giving Tree in Chico Mall. The location of the tree will be near Victoria's Secret in the middle of the Chico Mall. The Butte College Community Giving Tree has to be staffed all the hours that the mall is open through the holiday season so there are times to for everyone's schedule. Daytime hours are very hard to fill so please consider helping during the day.


If anyone is interested in helping staff the tree please contact Kathy Lovelace at (530) 897-6235

Azad's Thanksgiving Basket Brigade | Nov 20

Join Grandmaster Azad and his team in the 27th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade! facebook page:


  • Donate funds at Azad’s Martial Arts Center (313 Walnut St., Chico). A donation of $40 pays for one basket, which can feed a family of eight.
  • Call 892-2923 or 896-0777 in advance to sign up as a delivery driver.
  • Refer a family in need by calling or visiting the center. To qualify, families must be deserving, live in Chico, be first-time recipients, and have school-age kids. 
  • Come to Azad’s Martial Arts Center at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20 to help pack baskets, load vehicles for delivery, clean up after the event, and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with fellow volunteers
Adopt a Soldier for Christmas - Nov 16th

Adopt a Soldier for Christmas

Send packages to Military personnel stationed in the Middle East.

Each hand packed box is filled with an assortment of items, snacks, and toiletries, including a Bible and notes from school children; all donated by the community, local buisnesses and packed by volunteers to remind local soldiers and their battle buddies they are remembered back home.

All donations must be received by Friday, Nov. 16th


For more information:

Facebook -- Adopt a Soldier for Christmas, or call (530) 343-3260 or (530) 521- 0581

Santa Arrives at Chico Mall | Nov 17

Santa Arrives at Chico Mall Saturday, November 17 at 1PM.
1950 E 20th Street, Chico

Look up in the sky and watch for Santa to fly in on the Enloe FlightCare Helicopter. Santa will land in the East Parking lot near Outback Steakhouse.
Children will receive goody bags with a cute helicopter ornament and coupons while supplies last.
The arrival will be followed by a special train ride with Santa*! Full Force Dance Company will perform and we will have free holiday crafts near Santa’s Home in East Court near Verizon from 1:30PM – 3PM.
*Look for more details about winning tickets to ride the train with Santa in the "Win a Train Ride with Santa" event listing! 



Torres Community Shelter Gratitude Gala | Nov 17

No automatic alt text available.Torres Community Shelter is celebrating its 20th Anniversary of moving people forward. We invite you to join us for an elegant, joyful and gratitude filled evening. Semi-formal attire is requested.

Saturday, November 17th @ 5:30 pm Sierra Nevada Big Room- 1075 East 20th Street, Chico,


Buy pre-sale tickets now!


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Paradise Festival of Trees - Nov 17th

Quota International of Paradise presents Festival of Trees: Tree Auction & Gala

Saturday, November 17th 6:00 pm at Paradise Elks Lodge 1100 Elk Lane off of Clark Road

Serving elegant hors d'oeurves, no host bar, dessert dash, live and silent auction!

$25 tickets avaliable at Wilson Printing & Signs 816 Elliot, Paradise Travel 1001 Bille, Just a Piece of Paradise 969 Bille

Come bid on the the beautifully decorated Christmas trees created by our local businesses and organizations, delivery avaliable.

Christmas Preview -Chico | Nov 18

November 18, 2018 | 4:00-8:00pm
Phone: 530-345-6500
Open to the public

Since 1978, Christmas Preview has been a Downtown Chico tradition...drawing folks together in the heart of our community to officially kick off the holiday season!  Downtown merchants roll out the red carpet and present the finest in hometown hospitality, debuting their holiday offerings, showing off fabulous decorations, and providing delicious refreshments and entertainment. The DCBA coordinates strolling carolers, and a few other on-street events and activities and invites SANTA to come on down for photos with the kiddos! You have not experienced the holidays in Downtown Chico if you have not experienced Christmas Preview.

Here are just some of the on-street highlights (from 2017):
    Santa Claus available for a visit and photo opportunity with the kiddos (Santa booth located on Main Street between 3rd & 4th.  Santa photos will be available for purchase only.  No personal photos will be permitted.) And many more!

Theatre on the Ridge, High Noon on Wall Street -Paradise, Nov1-18
High Noon on Wall Street, An Original Musical by Jerry Miller
In a classic showdown of good versus evil, the Academy Award-winning High Noon gets a modern twist as we find our hero facing down a pack of corporate raiders. Frank Miller is getting out of prison for insider trading, and he’s out for revenge on the clean-cut executive that turned him in. All that drama is set to the tune of a portfolio of your favorite hits from the past. Don’t miss the action. It all takes place at “High Noon”...… on Wall Street.
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
November 1 through November 17
Sunday Matinees: November 4, 11 & 18
Run for Food benefit Jesus Center -Chico | Nov 22

Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 9 AM, Rain or Shine
One Mile Recreation Area in Lower Bidwell Park


Come together to help raise funds for the Jesus Center and its programs. The Jesus Center provides two meals a day, six days a week, shelter for women and children, a resource center open to anyone seeking help to find housing, work, and a new start.

Website Registration:


Registration Options:
- Register Online (no extra fees)
- Print and Mail Registration Form to PO Box 1535, Chico, CA 95927
- Register in person at Fleet Feet (241 Main Street) or Jesus Center (1297 Park Avenue) *cash or check only
- Day of Race Registration: Between 7:00 and 8:30 AM. You must be in line by 8:30 AM to register for the run/walk. 


The race will begin and end at One Mile Recreation Area in beautiful Bidwell Park. The course will follow a 5K loop through the park to the Deer Pen Bridge and back to the One Mile area. Click here for a map.
The loop course is flat, paved and free of traffic. Baby strollers and wheelchairs welcome. No bikes, roller blades or pets please.

All entries received by November 1 are guaranteed a t-shirt on race day. Pre-registration applies only for entries received by mail or dropped off at Fleet Feet or the Jesus Center no later than November 1 or online by the same date. For registration forms received after November 1, t-shirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis at packet pickup while supplies last.


(530) 624-6932 | PO Box 1535, Chico, CA 95927 |

Red Bluff Hometown Christmas Parade - Nov 24th

The Downtown Business Association and the Red Bluff Chamber are pleased to announce "Hometown Christmas" is the theme for this year’s Red Bluff Christmas Parade.

The Parade is on Saturday, November 24th, at 5:30 PM.

Christmas parade entry forms now available through the Chamber.

For more information, please visit to download the entry form or complete application online.

Save $5 by completing registration online.

Forms are available in the Chamber office please call 527-6220 ext 301 if you have further questions.

Entry deadline is Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:30 PM. Completed forms and the $20 entry fee are due by that date.

Entry forms with payment and script can be mailed to the Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 850, Red Bluff Ca 96080

The Downtown Business Association and Chamber hope you participate in this great event!

Congratulations to the Lariat Bowl and the Penne family for being selected as the Grand Marshals for the Parade this year!

Coats for Kids -Red Bluff | Oct 15-Nov 30

Help us make sure every kid has a warm coat to wear to school.

Donate a new or gently used coat, jacket or new socks with one of our partners and enter a drawing to win a prize. Weekly drawings held!

Don't have a coat to donate? Make a tax-deductible donation payable to: Back to School Project/Coats for Kids P.O. Box 292 Red Bluff, CA 96080

Gently used coats will be cleaned, free of charge, by Crown Cleaners and distributed to kids in local area schools.

For more information call 530-727-9560


Paradise Recreation & Park 70th Anniversary | Dec 2

Paradise Recreation & Park District Celebrates 70 years!


Kicking off the festivities, PRPD and Paradise Chocolate Fest are co-hosting a fun-filled reception, "Let's Meet at the Lodge!", Sunday, December 2nd from 7 to 9 pm at Terry Ashe Park, Rec Center.


Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 17 & Under, $25 at the door. Tickets are avaliable at PRPD Rec Center 6626 Skyway, PIP Printing & Marketing 597 Pearson Road or call 530-342-4896.

Proceeds will benefit youth organizations on the Paradise Ridge

Gridley Winter Wonderland Festival & Parade of Lights - Dec 5th

Gridley Area Chamber of Commerce presents Winter Wonderland Festival & Parade of Lights


Wednesday, December 5th 6:30 pm

Following Tree Lighting at Orchard Hospital, 5:30 pm

Vendors & food trucks on Kentucky Street, 5-8 pm

Hillcrest Avenue performing at 5 pm

Photos with Santa following the parade at the Gridley Muesum

Prizes for best parade entries:

1st place -- $250 best use of lights, design & theme representation

2nd place -- $150 best creativity of the theme

3rd place -- $100 best overall apperance

Wildfire Safety Summit - Dec 5th

Wildfire Safety Summit hosted by Butte County Fire Safe Council, a grass roots non-profit

Join us to celebrate our 20th anniversary with food, presentations, and showing of the movie "Wilder than Wild"

Date: Wednesday, December 5th

Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Location: Paradise Adventist Church

5720 Academy Dr., Paradise


Lunch will be provided with RSVP, RSVP at (530) 877-0984 or at

Red Bluff Chamber Christmas Breakfast - Dec 6th

Join us at the Chamber Christmas Breakfast hosted by Red Bluff Dodge!

Thursday, December 6th at 7:45 am

545 Adobe Rd., Red Bluff CA

Great oppurtunity to network and have a meal together for the holidays

Be sure to show up in your ugly Christmas sweater! There will be a contest!

Also, a chance to give to the less fortunate local kids. Bring an unwrapped toy for ages 0-17 to the breakfast and "CHiPs for Kids" will be there to accpet them.

Community Christmas Tree Lighting -Chico | Dec 7

December 7
Downtown Chico Plaza

City Plaza will come alive from the glow of the more than 2,000 LED lights during the lighting of the Annual Community Christmas Tree! Guests will enjoy a musical program and join Santa, the Mayor and others in the countdown to light the tree in City Plaza. Make it an evening in Downtown Chico with dinner and drinks at a popular restaurant.
-City has decorated the 90 foot giant Redwood tree behind the city plaza stage this year!
-Santa visits!
-Mayor addresses the crowd
-Performances by the Children's Choir of Chico and Sounds of the Valley Women's Chorus
- Wonderful, 'feel-good' community strengthening event


Believe: Inspired by The Polar Express -Chico Performances | Dec 7-9

Friday, December 7 | 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 8 | 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 9 | 2 p.m.
Laxson Auditorium Buy Tickets: $28 Premium | $22 Adult | $20 Senior | $15 Youth & Chico State Student

Believe is an original production inspired by the children’s classic book The Polar Express. Created, produced and directed by brother and sister team Jeff Schneeweis and Sarah Blakley, this family-friendly holiday experience that takes you on a journey to the North Pole with music and dance, all performed by members of our local community. Performing for its sixth year, this performance will ignite your senses, thrill your imagination, and recall your faith!

Santa Shuffle -Chico | Dec 8

One Mile Recreation Area, South Park Drive, Chico, CA

Join us on Saturday, December 8 at 8:30 a.m. for the 3rd Annual Santa Shuffle 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk - A run to help others this holiday season! Brought to you by the Salvation Army: Doing the Most Good. All registered participants get a long sleeve technical shirt and a santa hat (adults) or an elf hat (kids)!
Pre-race registration and packet pick up will be on Friday, December 7 from 2-6 p.m. at Fleet Feet Chico (241 Main Street). Both will also be available race morning from 7-8:15 a.m.
The Santa Shuffle 5K & 1-Mile Fun/Run Walk will be chip timed.

Awards will be given for the 5K race only in the following categories:
Overall Male | Overall Female
Top 3 in each age group:
14 & Under | 15-19 | 20-29 | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50-59 | 60-69 | 70+

Downtown Oroville Parade of Lights | Dec 8


2018 Theme: A Holiday Fairy Tale. Make this Holiday Season extra special and be a part of the Downtown Oroville Parade of Lights.
Please note that the entry deadline is Sunday, December 2nd. Late registration fee will be $40. All inquiries, questions, and correspondence should be sent to
If you are looking for a printable form, they are available at the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.



How to Turn Your Hobby into a Buisness! -Chico | Dec 11

How to Turn Your Hobby into a Buisness!

Tuesday, December 11th from 9:00-11:00 am

At the Holiday Inn Express, 2810 Main Street in Red Bluff

This workshop will take you through a step-by-step process on how to turn your hobby into a buisness.

You will learn what it takes to start and run your buisness-how to make money doing what you enjoy; brainstorm oppurtunities to generate enough income to make it worth your time; complete list of items needed to start your business.


Please log onto complete one form per attendee and drop in mail, or fax to NEC Small Business Development Center at Butte College -- 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico

(530) 895-9017

Yuba Sutter Veterans Stand Down Wreaths Across America - Dec 15

Yuba Sutter Veterans Stand Down Wreaths Across America

Ceremony December 15th at 9:00 am

For every 2 wreaths purchased through Yuba Sutter Veteran Stand Down, the cemetery will receive a 3rd wreath at no cost -- $15 a wreath

Participating cemetaires: Sutter Cemetery, Sierra View Cemetery, Live Oak Cemetery, Meridian Cemetery, Yuba City Cemetery, Wheatland/Lofton Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery

For questions contact Cindy @ 530-301-3074 or Tom 530-218-3847


Growing Up Chicos Baby & Family Expo | Feb 9

Chico Mall- 1950 E. 20th Street, Chico


A free event for all things baby and family in Butte county! There will be informational booths, workshops, performances, kids crafts and activities, giveaways, free face painting by Funny Faces and more!


For information on being a vendor please contact Rachele Thompson at 530-519-0320 or


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Ruck, Rock & Revelry & Brewfest -Orland | March 9

Glenn County Fair & Fairgrounds- 221 East Yolo Street, Orland

The 2019 r3 is going to be bigger and better than last year! More beer, more food, more music and more fun! The Brewlympics will make it's debut. Get your team signed up and compete for Brewlympic glory! Only 20 team spots available, so don't wait too long. Start your training for the ruck march and challenge yourself to finish the 10 mile route. This will be an epic event!



Miss California 2019 Sacramento - Feb 16th-17th

Miss California 2019 Sacramento at the Holiday Inn Downtown Plaza 300 J Street

February 16-17th

Ages 8 and up, 7 age groups, Natural Inner-beauty system

Phone 530-762-2219

Traps of the Trafficker Youth Prevention Workshops -Chico | Feb 22, April 26

Butte College Foster & Kinship Care Education presents Traps of the Trafficker:
Youth Prevention and Intervention

These workshops are designed for caregivers to bring youth and will provide information about the tricks, traps, and lures of child sex traffickers. Presented by Deena Graves, A.B.C. National speaker.


Dates & times: Friday, February 22nd, and Friday, April 26th, 2019. 6-8 pm snacks will be provided.



Location: Butte College Skyway Center- 2480 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico

Call (530) 897-6235 to reserve a spot (PDF FLYER)


Sexual Exploitation of Children Awareness and Identification Adult Workshops -Chico | Feb 22, April 26

Butte College Foster & Kinship Care Education presents Commerical Sexual Exploration of Children: Awareness & Identification


These workshops are the foster parents, relative caregivers, group home staff, social workers, teachers, police, fire, prohibiton staff or anyone in the community that works with youth. Also recommended for interested community members.


Dates & times: Friday, February 22, & Friday, April 26, 2019. 9am Registration, Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm, lite lunch will be provided.

Location: Butte College Skyway Center- 2480 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico

Call (530) 897-6235 to reserve a spot. (PDF FLYER)


Agromillora Nursey Grower Day - May 10th

Agromillora Tree Nursey in Gridley Presents: Grower Day


Agromillora nursey group the largest, most trusted olive tree, nut tree,and stone fruit rootstock producer worldwide.

Save the date! May 10th, 2019 -- Speakers, Lunch, Vendors, Tours!

Please RSVP at or call 530-846-0404


Growers Day -Gridley | May 10

Agromillora- 612 E. Gridley Road, Gridley.
Speakers - Lunch - Tours

RSVP  or call (530) 846-0404

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Farmers Markets -local



Morning Farmers Market, Wednesday | year-round
Chico Wednesday morning farmers market! year-round
Come see what's fresh EVERY Wednesday 7:30am-1pm in the North Valley Plaza Parking lot on Pillsbury Road.

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Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | year-round
Come see what's fresh EVERY Saturday 7:30am-1pm – rain or shine. Wall & East 2nd Streets, Downtown Chico Municipal Parking Lot

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Downtown Thursday Night Market | April 6 - Sept 28

Explore Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market weekly  6:00-9:00pm on Broadway from 2nd to 5th Streets and enjoy special events in the Downtown Plaza.





Morning Farmers Market, Tuesday | May 15 - Oct 9  UPDATED
Paradise Tuesday morning Farmers Market in the Alliance Church parking lot at 6491 Clark Rd.
We will be here every Tuesday 7:30am-12pm. Come see what's fresh!

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Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | May 14 – Oct 20
New Location: Dove's Landing 2600 Oro Dam Blvd.





Gridley Farmers Market, Tuesday | May 16 - Aug 15 UPDATED

Daddo Park- Virgina & Hazel Streets, downtown Gridley. 5:00pm-8:00pm
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Corning Farmers Market, Thursday | Jun 7 - Sept 7
Northside Park on West & Tehama Streets. 5:00pm-7:30pm. Northside Park, Corning
For more info about becoming a vendor,




Arbuckle Certified Farmers Market, Wednesday | June - August
In downtown Arbuckle. The Market is held Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00 and is hosted by the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee. The Market features locally grown fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, flowers, olive oil, meat and crafts. It also features a weekly bbq dinner. For more information on this Market, please contact:, or visit




Colusa Certified Farmers Market, Thursday | June - Sept
Veterans Memorial Park- Located on 10th and Market Streets. The Market is held on Thursday evenings from 4:00-7:00pm and is hosted by the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce. The Market features fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, flowers, crafts and fresh mushrooms from Colusa’s own Premier Mushrooms. For more information on this Market, please contact:




Red Bluff Saturday Certified Farmers' Market | year-round

8:00am to 12:30pm, Home Depot, 100 Main Street.


Red Bluff Certified Farmers' Market, Wednesday | June - Sept

5:00pm to 8:00pm 633 Washington Street and Pine Streets, downtown

Kids Activities 5:30-7:30PM every Wednesday

Contact: 100 Main St/PO Box 850, Red Bluff, CA 96080 | P 530 527-6220 | F 530 527-2908

Want to be a vendor? Obtain a vendor application online at



Willows Community Market | June 2- August 26

8am- 11am Saturdays 811 N. Humboldt St, Tractor Supply Parking Lot

Contact: Willows Chamber of Commerce if interested in being a vendor (530) 934-8150



Butte College Auto Tech Scholarships

The Silver Dollar Speedway (SDS) is continuing its efforts to offer scholarships to Auto technology students at Butte College.

SDS will be accepting donations during the 2018 race season, and the funds will be distributed to the Butte College Foundation (BCF) to assist students in the Auto Technology Program.

Donations are tax deductable and the Butte College Foundation will provide a receipt (if requested) for donations of $50 or more. Each $ 500 prvided to the BCF will create a scholarship for and Auto Tech student.

During SDS events, there will be a cash can at the t-shirt booth. During the off-season, you can mail your contributions to:
Silver Dollar Speedway, attn: SDS Scholarships, 2334 Fair Street, Chico, CA  95928

To learn more about the scholarships, contact Butte College Foundation | | 530 895-2359

See Something, Say Something

Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends.  We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station.  It's easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, say something.  By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement you can protect your family, neighbors, and community.
"If You See Something, Say Something®" engages the public in protecting our homeland through awareness-building, partnerships, and other outreach.

Reporting Suspicious Activity
To report suspicious activity please contact your local law enforcement. Describe specifically what you observed, including:
 - Who or what you saw;
 - When you saw it;
 - Where it occurred; and
 - Why it's suspicious.
If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.


Gold Panning Lessons

Event: Free Gold Panning Lessons at the Gold Nugget Museum

Time: Each Saturday in August, noon to 4 p.m.

Location: Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise, California

Point of Contact: Gold Nugget Museum, (530) 872-8722 or


Women's Resource Clinic


We are a faith-based pro-life crisis pregnancy clinic in Chico.

We serve pregnant women in our community no matter what their choice is. We offer tools and resources for women to feel empowered to become mothers.


115 W 2nd Ave., Chico, California. Call (530) 897-6100


Mobile Medical Clinic Hours- Friday 10am-4pm
2255 Pillsbury Rd. Chico, CA (Butte Bible Fellowship Parking lot)


Strawless Challenge

Did you know that by 2050 there will be more plastic by weight in the ocean than there is fish? That is why the sustainability management association along with local businesses such as hula’s Chinese Barbecue, Kleen Kanteen, Recology Butte Colusa and many more are teaming up to start the Strawless Challenge. The Strawless Challenge is an effort to reduce single-use plastic by having restaurants offer straws by demand or other alternatives such as paper or reusable straws.

Join the movement today at or join us on instagram and together we can be the change.

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Low Income Senior Housing Avaliable

If you are a Senior Citizen needing affordable housing, applications for admission to the wait list are being accepted at JARVIS GARDENS, 2001 NOTRE DAME BLVD CHICO, CA.  JARVIS GARDENS SENIOR APARTMENTS is a 49 unit apartment complex for seniors - whose head of household/co-head or spouse is 62 years of age or older.  For more information call the facility at (530) 345-1384


Rattlesnake Alert

San Francisco, CA – California Poison Control System (CPCS) ( reminds Californians that with warm weather, rattlesnakes are more likely to be found on hiking trails and sunning in rural areas. Even baby rattlesnakes possess dangerous venom as soon as they hatch.


A rattlesnake bite can produce painful swelling, bruising, tissue destruction, bleeding problems and, in rare cases, can be fatal. Most bites occur between the months of April and October. (Click this link to hear the sound a rattlesnake makes (


Some rattlesnake bite prevention tips include:

  • Wear boots and long pants when hiking.
  • Stay on trails when hiking, away from underbrush and tall weeds.
  • Do not touch or disturb a snake, even if it appears dead.
  • Carefully inspect logs or rocks before sitting on them.
  • Never hike alone in remote areas. Always have someone with you who can assist in an emergency.
  • Teach children to respect snakes and to leave them alone!
Become a CASA Volunteer!

NVCSS CASA will be holding two CASA training sessions in early 2018.
Training in Shasta County [Redding] begins on Wednesday, January 10 and will be held in the CASA Center at NVCSS at 2400 Washington Avenue.
Butte County training [Chico] begins on Thursday, February 1 and will take place at
our office in Chico.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. CASA volunteers are definitely superheroes for the work they do for these children!

Download the volunteer application by visiting the NVCSS website:
Application deadline for Shasta’s training is January 4; Butte’s deadline is January 27.
For more program information:
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Butte County Library programs -Chico Durham Paradise Oroville Biggs Gridley

UPCOMING EVENTS: Childrens Monthly Calendar, Young Adult Calendar,  Adult Calendar

Visit the Public Library in your area for a lis tof available classes and programs.













Northern California Residents Disaster Assistance

Residents of Butte, Lake, Mendocino and Yuba who suffered damage or losses from the devastating fires that began October 8, 2017 and continue to burn, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), if they are able to do so.
The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of October 10, 2017 now makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in a total of six northern California counties: Butte, Lake, Napa, Mendocino, Sonoma and Yuba.
Survivors who primarily reside in one of the six designated counties can apply online at or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7am to 10pm seven days a week.
Applicants will be asked for the following information:
•    Social Security number
•    Address of the damaged primary residence
•    Description of the damage
•    Information about insurance coverage
•    A current contact telephone number
•    An address where they can receive mail
•    Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds
Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for:
•    Temporary housing
•    Essential home repairs
•    Uninsured and underinsured personal property losses
•    Other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available for businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters. Disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.

FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.
Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if a survivor has registered with another disaster-relief organization, such as the American Red Cross.
Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled.
For more information on California recovery, visit the disaster web page at ,   Twitter at and the CalOES website,

ASSE Exchange Student host families needed

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to  to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today!


Founded by the Swedish National Department of Education, ASSE International (formerly American Scandinavian Student Exchange) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, public benefit organization. ASSE is officially designated as an exchange visitor program by the United States Department of State.

CodeRED Notification System

The CodeRED Emergency Notification System now allows residents and businesses to log into their CodeRED Accounts from Google, Facebook and Twitter. Please visit  to create a managed account & take advantage of the additional options the CodeRED system offers.
Residents and Businesses can also download the CodeRED Mobile Alert App which will allow you to receive emergency notifications anywhaere CodeRED is used.


Visit for information on the CodeRED Mobile Alert App and how to log into the system from social media accounts.

Fire Assistance Center Open for Victims of Ponderosa Fire

Butte County will open a Fire Assistance Center (FAC) to help residents who lost their homes or other structures in the Ponderosa Fire. Residents can come to the Fire Assistance Center to learn the benefits of working with the County to get their property assessed for proper cleanup and disposal as well as to get help navigating the process of rebuilding. County staff will meet one-on-one with residents who lost their homes or structures to walk them through the steps for rebuilding. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and to help residents complete forms and applications. Residents are encouraged to call 530-538-2954 or 530-538-7473 to schedule an appointment, but walk-in service is also available.

Forms from the District Attorney’s office will be available for residents affected by the Ponderosa Fire to access financial help available through the California Victim Compensation Bureau. Residents who lost their homes and those who had to evacuate may be eligible to receive reimbursements for losses caused by the fire such as medical/dental expenses and temporary lodging or relocation expenses.

Location: 7 County Center Drive, Oroville inside the Department of Development Services
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Deadline to submit information by 1/12/18


Jarvis Gardens accepting admission for low-income senior housing

If you are a Senior Citizen needing affordable housing, applications for admission to the wait list are being accepted at JARVIS GARDENS, 2001 NOTRE DAME BLVD CHICO, CA.  JARVIS GARDENS SENIOR APARTMENTS is a 49 unit apartment complex for seniors - whose head of household/co-head or spouse is 62 years of age or older.  For more information call the facility at (530) 345-1384
TTY/TTD: - 711

Handi-Riders therapeutic activity for children and adults with special needs

If you or someone you know could benefit fromTherapeutic Horsemanship and are intersted in attending a class, call for more information. You do not need prior experience.


Handi-Riders is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) member and Premier Accredited Operating Center. Our program is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an accepted form of therapeutic activity for the physically, developmentally and emotionally challenged. We are proud to have served Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties for the past 30 years.

Handi-Riders, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in Butte County in 1981 by a dedicated group from the equestrian community and Butte County Schools Special Education Department. These individuals worked together to provide a unique form of therapeutic activity for children and adults with special needs: Therapeutic Horseback Riding. | 530-315-0654 or 530-533-5333 | PO Box 1885, Chico, CA 95927

California Naturalist Certification Course -Chico | Spring 2018

The Chico Creek Nature Center will be offering the University of California Naturalist Certification Course from March 28 to May 23, 2018.  The Chico Creek Nature Center was chosen as a host site for this 40-hour program, which combines a science curriculum with guest lectures, field trips an eight hour capstone project and other project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of the Big Chico Creek Watershed.  


The California Naturalist Certification program is designed for members of the community with an interest in local ecology.  It is also appropriate for college students and advanced high school science students.  Four academic credits are available upon completion of the course for an additional fee.  

Classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m., with Saturday field trips from 8:30 p.m. on April 7 and 25 and May 5 and 19.

The cost per participant is $390.  A limited number of need-based scholarships will be given.  Participation is limited to 25.  Adaptations for accessibility can be arranged. Applications are available online at and at the CARD office.



Caitlin Reilly will serve as the lead instructor.  Questions should be directed to her at 530-815-5259 or

Donate Scrap Metal Materials, Tooling to benefit North State High Schools

Donate unsued scrap metal material or tooling that could be donated for use in our North State H.S. and Community Colleges.
North State Manufacturer’s Directory (Grow Manufacturing)
Contact JJ | 530 892-9600  x211

Summer Meals CHAMPS

Free summer meals for teens & kids!


Breakfast and lunch available to teens and kids 18 years old and younger


Call 530-532-5668 or 211 for locations or the Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry


Text 'Hungry' or 'Comida' to 877-877


Provided by CHAMPS

Wings of Eagles is accepting applications for Financial Assistance |

"Wings of Eagles" is accepting applications NOW! Please log onto and fill out our Application for Financial Assistance. Accepting online applications only!

"Wings of Eagles," The Joseph Alvarez Organization for seriously ill children, has a goal of providing emotional and financial assistance to all families in the counties of: Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Sutter and Colusa who have children with a pediatric cancer or a life-threatening illness diagnosis.

Application [LINK]




Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Pests and Diseases

Our forests are threatened by nonnative insects and diseases that can kill large number of trees. Goldspotted oak borer, Sudden Oak Death, pitch canker, Emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle can be transported long distanced in firewood. Once transported into new areas, these insects and diseases can become established and kill local trees. 


How Can You Help:

  • Leave firewood at home - do not transport it to campgrounds or parks
  • Use firewood from local sources
  • Burn all firewood before leaving your campiste if leaving the local area





Quit Tobacco Information Series -Chico | Thursdays

date: every Thursday in Feburary (Feb 1, 8, 15, 22)
time: 5:30pm
location: Murphy Commons Apartments- 1290 Notre Dame Blvd

Do you want to quit smoking but are not sure where to start? Butte County Public Health is offering a free "Quit Smoking Information Series." Each session will cover a different topic about quitting tobacco.
Health Educators will be available to answer questions and provide community respources. Keep your New Year's Resolution for a healthier lifestyle. Session are held every Thursday in February at 5:30pm (across from Marsh Junior high). Snacks and Quit Kits provided.
Contact Melissa Anderson at 530 538-6448 or


Feb 1 - Intro to Quitting
Feb 8 - Creating a Plan
Feb 15 - Taking Control
Feb 22 - Staying in Control

Wyandotte Grange Events, April-Dec

4910 Foothill Blvd., Oroville, CA 95966 (530) 589-3194



1st: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

3rd: Business Meeting 1:00pm

11th: BUNCO 6:00pm

21st: Dinner - Ham $10 5:00pm-6:30pm



1st: Business Meeting 1:00pm

6th: Breakfast: 7:30-10:30am

9th: BUNCO 6:00pm

11th & 12th: Trash to Treasures Sale

19th: Dinner - Chicken Enchiladas 5:00-6:30pm



3rd: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

12th: Business Meeting 1:00pm

13th: BUNCO 6:00pm

16th: Dinner - Tri-Tip BBQ $10 5:00pm-6:30pm



1st: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

3rd: Business Meeting 1:00pm

11th: BUNCO 6:00pm

21st: Dinner Hamburgers and Hot Dogs 5:00pm-6:00pm



2nd: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

4th: Business Meeting 1:00pm

12th: BUNCO 6:00pm

15th: Dinner Spaghetti 5:00-6:30pm



2nd: Busniess Meeting 1:00pm

7th: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

10th: BUNCO 6:00pm

12th & 13th: Rummage Sale

20th: Dinner Baked Chicken 5:00-6:30pm



4th: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

13th: Business Meeting 1:00pm

14th: BUNCO 6:00pm

17th: Dinner Turkey $10 5:00-6:30pm



2nd: Breakfast 7:30-10:30am

4th: Business Meeting 1:00pm

7&8th: Christmas Bazaar 10:00am - 3:00pm

12th: BUNCO 6:00pm




Breakfast $8.00

Dinner $8.00

Ham, Tri-Tip, and Turkey Dinner $10.00


Thank you for your support in helping to keep this Grange open


Free Graphic Design, Tuesdays

Butte County Library Chico Branch, 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, CA 95926


Tuesdays 1:00pm to 5:00pm, ask for Max


logo design, posters, cards, social media images, fliers, labels, business cards, digitizing images


Sign up or drop in





Temporary Restraining Order Clinic -Oroville | Daily

Daily by appointment.

1931 Arline Rhine Memorial Drive.

Call: 530-532-6427.

Free. For victims of domestic violence.

Sponsor, Catalyst Domestic Violence Services.


Vessel turn-in program BCSO

Do you have an old, rotten, unusable boat? Through a grant awarded by the California Divison of Baoting & Waterways, the Butte County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit is providing a free vessel turn-in program at Crown Metals, located at 4801 Feather River BLVD, Oroville.


Vessels constructed of aluminum, fiberglass, and wood are accepted, with or without trailers. Vessels must be void of all fuel and oil. Please remove trash and unrelated rubbish prior to turning in your vessel. All previously registered vessels with hull ID number must be accompanied with a title showing ownership.


Qualifying vessels will be accepted on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am until noon.


Questions? Call (530)533-7718 or visit

Animal Emergencies & Preparedness

In the event of a disaster or emergency, Butte County Animal Control, Butte County Public Health Department and the North Valley Animal Disaster Group have established an animal disaster plan. Evacuation services and animal sheltering may be available for families who are unable to return to their homes or are temporarily unable to provide for their animals in the midst of a disaster.

Animal Disaster Preparedness Brochure [PDF]

Checklist for Your Pets:
• Sturdy leash, collar with ID tag and carriers
• Muzzles for dogs
• Grooming supplies
• Paper towels and wipes
• Food, water and medicine for 1 week
• Non-spill bows, can opener and plastic lid
• Sanitation supplies including litter and box if applicable
• Photos of your pet for reunification
• Crate with bedding
• Emergency contact phone numbers, including vet
• License and vaccination records
• Pet first aid kit and handbook
• Water spray bottle in warmer climates
• Other; portable fencing, treats





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